[amsat-bb] Re: PocketSat, RIP ???

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 16 20:07:11 PST 2009

PocketSat+ also runs very nicely in the Garnet Virtual Machine on my Nokia N810 (better, actually, than on my Palm!).  My only concern is the longevity of the Garnet VM; it's supposed to "expire" in a couple of weeks, and their website has no update posted.  (Not to steal the thread, but anyone know what they're up to?)

Great satellite program for the one-handed-computing format.

Greg  KO6TH

> From: clintbradford at mac.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 10:06:05 -0800
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  PocketSat, RIP ???
> Unfortunately, I heard "one of us" report last week that "PocketSat  
> isn't really popular any more, with the demise of the Palm computing  
> platform ... "
> That's woefully incorrect on many fronts.
> Palm users are plentiful, and Jim is still supporting us. PocketSat+  
> is still the best Palm-platform satellite tracking software available,  
> IMHO. Support still at ...
> http://www.bigfattail.com
> But Jim has not let his programming skills stagnate. We now have  
> PocketSat3 for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices. It provides  
> gorgeous screen graphics for our passes. Available in the Apple Store.  
> Docs and support at Jim's new site at ...
> http://www.pocketsat.com/
> It works marvelously on my new 32GB iPod touch. AMSAT's keps are one  
> of the four default sets for painless download. Recently added is a  
> "View Constellation" mode - which overlays your view of the heavens on  
> a sat pass.
> There are several "satellite trackers" in the Apple Store ... from  
> free to $.099 to a few bucks. I have tried five others. NONE of them  
> come close to the feature set, ease of use, and product support that  
> one receives with PocketSat3.
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
> http://www.work-sat.com
> 909-241-7666
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